Australia wins 5th Reynolds Cup

By LabOnline Staff
Thursday, 27 January, 2011


Mark Raven and Peter Self of the Mineralogical and Geochemical Services group at CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide, SA have won the international 2010 5th Reynolds Cup.

Using the Sietronics software Siroquant, a package used for the quantification of crystalline compounds, they beat 62 other international teams to claim the title.

The Reynolds Cup is run by The Clay Minerals Society, an organisation devoted to the study of clay and clay materials. It produces the Geoscience World magazine, which includes research articles in such disciplines as mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry.

The 2010 Cup is claimed to be the largest international competition ever held, with 76 sets of samples sent out to participants from 22 different countries to quantify. Only 63 participants were able to return results.

Managing Director of Sietronics, Mr Luis Thé, said the company was delighted to congratulate Mr Raven and Dr Self on the award and pleased to see Siroquant software acknowledged in their published summary of achieved outcomes.

Related News

CSIRO announces Future Science Platforms

CSIRO has announced that it will grow its investment in new areas of breakthrough science to over...

Nominations open for 2016 Industry Excellence Awards

The 2016 Johnson & Johnson Innovation 2016 Industry Excellence Awards, which recognise and...

Unchained Labs biologics research tools available from AXT

AXT has partnered with Unchained Labs and will now be exclusively distributing its innovative and...


  • All content Copyright © 2016 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd